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Girl Scouts conquer a 14er

Submitted by Elizabeth Moore

Metro Denver

Conifer

Girl Scouts from around the metro-area gathered this past weekend for a Colorado adventure! We camped in Buena Vista, visiting The Trailhead store to learn more about outdoor gear. Then, we spent the evening learning about Leave No Trace and prepping for our hike.

The next morning, we got up super early and headed over to Mt. Sherman! It was a steep, grueling hike, but in the end, seven girls ended up making it all the way to the 14,036 foot summit. It was the first 14er ever for five of the girls!

The girls earned the new “Eco-Trekker” badge and parts of the “Primitive Camper” badge while on this trip. If this kind of adventure sounds fun to you, please email Elizabeth at elizabeth@285girlscouts.org for information about next year’s mountaineering adventure!

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Girl Scout Hiking Club

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Submitted by Melissa Ellenberger

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Troop 40607 had a great idea to hike to the top of Pikes Peak. They knew in order to do so, they would have to train for it. The girls looked up local trails and devised a plan to hike them. We then invited troops to join us! Our first hike was April 8, 2017 at Fox Run Park in Black Forest.

If you are interested in joining the Girl Scout Hiking Club: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeGITRtH0S2eBcUsS33zziMx2Jvf7sImvPX61b3cMCpVSEz1g/viewform

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